There are six glass or crystal bowls in my cabinet. This does not include the nice plastic, ceramic and silver bowls in my other cabinet. I love to entertain, but even I think this is a bit over the top.
I’m going to blame it on our wedding (even if it was almost 15 years ago). We received a total of four towels (two sets of a bath towel and wash rag) and one set of sheets. Everything else was silver, crystal or china. Just what every couple needs when they are first starting out.
There was a time when I tried to use the gifts as much as possible. After three kids – all boys – those times seem like a far away dream. Part of it is that I don’t have time to entertain like I once did. Most of it is because we are much more casual than I thought I’d be. Crystal and silver just don’t work well with water balloon fights and grilling.
We are planning a huge sale/fund raiser in the upcoming days to help fund a drama ministry (and to get rid of all the stuff that is getting in the way out of our blessings). I have a feeling that at least a few of those bowls will likely make the sale. If I get real frisky I might even take a few of the more impressive items to an actual auction (or in my spare time put them up for sale on Ebay).
All I know is that it is time to use it or to lose it. What are the crystal bowls in your life that are cluttering up your ability to receive the blessings God desires for your life?